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post #91 of 11576
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Melvira.. Hope you can answer this ? I only tried the bettercream 1 time and it was nasty and stayed looking like melted coolwhip ! I have some in my freezer right now I never used yet ! I have a few 32oz containers , what do I do with it ? Defrost and whip like whipped cream ( made from heavy cream ? ) thats what I tried before ! It never got fluffed up ? Like I said .stayed like melted coolwhip ! I havent tried it again ! What are the normal steps to use it ! HELP !!! Thanks ! Or anyone else that can answer, Please do !!!



Ok, pull it out of the freezer and let it sit for about an hour at room temp to thaw. Give it a good shake in the carton to make sure you get all the good stuff off the bottom! icon_lol.gif Pour it into your KA or other suitable mixer and turn it on medium high and whip the heck out of it! Just like you do with whipped cream. It may take a few minutes, but it will definitely fluff up. If it doesn't, there is something wrong with it and you should take it back! It turns out fluffy and lightly sweet like a nice sweetened whipped cream. Add dashes of flavoring (any flavor you like) to compliment the cake flavor.
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post #92 of 11576
something else you can try... melvira - i dont' know if you do this, too... but when i make whipped cream from heavy cream, i chill my attachment and my bowl for just a few minutes in the freezer and i always get really light fluffy whipped cream
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post #93 of 11576
Thanks .. And butterflywings
I do always chill my attachment and my bowl whenever I make whipped cream ! Good thought though . Mel, I do know when I made it before I bought it frozen and came home and let it sit in the fridge overnight So it was completly thawed ! Does that make any difference ? Then I whipped it straight from the fridge ! Should that have still worked ? Because thawing at rm temp for about an hr like you said , is it still part frozen when you go to whip it ?
post #94 of 11576
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Thanks .. And butterflywings
I do always chill my attachment and my bowl whenever I make whipped cream ! Good thought though . Mel, I do know when I made it before I bought it frozen and came home and let it sit in the fridge overnight So it was completly thawed ! Does that make any difference ? Then I whipped it straight from the fridge ! Should that have still worked ? Because thawing at rm temp for about an hr like you said , is it still part frozen when you go to whip it ?



I always chill for whipping cream, not always for Bettercreme. Now, to be honest, you don't have to let it sit at room temp to thaw, that is just a suggestion. I have pulled it from the freezer, (you may notice it never quite freezes solid...?) given it a few minutes and then squeezed it into the bowl in blops, and whipped it. It was super cold, but it worked just fine. Leaving it in the fridge should not affect it at all! You can leave it in the fridge for like a week after you open it (if you don't use the whole batch) and still whip it up and use it! (You can also refreeze... shhhhh... some people will tell you not to! But as long as it's well covered so as not to get freezer burnt... go for it!) I honestly cannot imagine why it didn't work for you! Oh wait, doesn't it say on the back of the carton that it may not work for incredibly good looking women who look younger than their actual age? Maybe that's your problem. You're just too attractive. icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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post #95 of 11576
Mel .. You are just soooo smart that has to be it ! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Why else wouldnt it work ! I guess this gramma ( icon_razz.gif ) will just have to go for it and give it another try ! Thats after I find that syrup ! icon_lol.gif Thanks for all the help ! If it doesent work this time , maybe I should buy another carton just in case I had a bad batch ! Because it just never whipped at all , And I never have trouble whiping reg whipped creme ! Thanks!
post #96 of 11576
Yes, definitely try the malt syrup with it. And I add a pretty strong amount without it hindering the whippability of the liquid! (Is that a word? It is now!!) And yes, if it doesn't whip up, you have either a bad batch or just the wrong product!! (Mislabeled??)
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post #97 of 11576
I would like to reccomend the book....Vegan cupcakes take over the world.

Now wait, don't say blech before you try it, the ones I have made are FABULOUS! AND, I have made them with reg milk and yogurt.... We do not eat vegan, but seriously you would never know!

I have made the Vanilla one, chai latte, chocolate, agave vanilla one, and the maple crunch. My DH say maple crunch is the best I have ever made.

HTH Julia
post #98 of 11576
Thanks soooo much for starting this thread!!! My focus is primarily on cupcakes and mini cakes. I've spent the last year and a half researching "Cupcake" recipes. I don't have much success using cake recipes for making cupcakes. I want a delicious cake taste and a beautiful dome.

I'm still searching for a fabulous vanilla cupcake recipe, I've tried countless recipes, and cannot get a delicious taste, with a dome on top. Does anyone have a moist yellow cupcake recipe they care to share?

Thanks again for sharing! thumbs_up.gif
post #99 of 11576
Oh Julia... maple crunch? Now THAT sounds like a recipe I'd like to try!! I L-O-V-E maple!!! YUMMY!!
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post #100 of 11576
I second the Vegan Cupcakes take over the world. I'm doing a vegan wedding with Vegan Cupcakes, and the bride recommended this book.
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post #101 of 11576
Melvira Yahooo I found it !!! The Hershey,s whoppers choc malt syrup! I went into Wallyworld and there it was waiting ( begging ) me to bring it home ! I also bought the DULCE de LECHE just because.. well I couldnt leave it standing alone ! I just love anything malt flavor!!
post #102 of 11576
I just made Mucho Margarita from the vegan cupcake book. I am not vegan just trying to be healthy. These cupcakes are too die for. I cut the recipe in half cause I didn't know if I would like them and wish I'd made all 12. They are moist and just rock!!!!
post #103 of 11576
icon_biggrin.gif And I just called and put my book on hold, Vegan cupcakes takes over the world..Will get it tommorrow...Thanks for the great advice..
post #104 of 11576
Where did you find the Vegan cupcakes book to put on hold ?
post #105 of 11576
I just searched my library's card catalog online, found it, and put it on hold. Can't wait to check it out!!

So glad you found the syrup fiddlesticks! It's so worth it! And ohhhh, the Dulche de Leche, too!! Put those side by side in a box and watch the people bend to your will! thumbs_up.gif
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